“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Leadership on the Spot

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

February 5th—February 7th

This weekend intensive will be a group practice of co-creating a culture of nowness through the practice of social meditation, which allows us to experience our individual and collective awareness and wisdom in the present moment. Continue »

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Paulette Graf

February 10th—April 6th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a unique synthesis of transformative mind and body skills that enable us to realign our relationship to stress. Continue »

Opening the Heart Through Movement

with Elizabeth Reid & Cathy Dirkx

February 13th

This unique workshop creates an intimate space for physical stretching and mindful awareness practice, in order to open our hearts to ourselves and our loved ones. Continue »

(Feb) Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with John Sennhauser

February 19th—February 21st

Level II emphasizes how habitual fear and anxiety lose power over us when met with an attitude of gentleness. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Self-Doubt – Podcast Episode No. 89


    Natalie Baker discusses “the Buddhist version of Original Sin”, Self-Doubt, and how meditation can help us work with this doubt. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. No doubt about it, your friends will love you when you tell them about the … Continue 

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    Greeting Fatigue with Mindful Motion

    When working with fatigue, the simple movements of Qi Gong can do more to stimulate energy than intense exercise regimes that can further exhaust the body.

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    Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life

    While discernment and gentleness are important, the heart of meditation practice is learning to be content with what is going on right now.